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of the justices ruth bader ginsberg is 79 but she is in frail health. >> john: indeed. >> we do focus on the court for good reason around abortion rights, critical issues like that. but what this issue looks at is how this court has empowered the 1% at the expense of the 99%, that the powerful have their thumbs all over this court while the working people are getting the shaft from this court. >> john: absolutely. >> shielding financial institutions from accountability. and of course in the citizens united decision of 2010 it allowed the infusion of money into an all right polluted political system, which takes us back to our platform because so many issues we brought up, these are connected to the money in our politics. there's a reason we don't have some of these reforms or the reforms that president obama fought for. >> even though the public wants? >> exactly. >> the congress and the courts -- >> john: but it wasn't popular with joe lieberman, so we're not going to have it. >> right. >> the danger is the more and more that the scales are tipped towards the su
published their first major books within weeks of each other. i follow that with allen ginsberg, james baldwin, christopher isherwood, tennessee williams was also working at this time too, this is like the first wave, and they caught a lot of grief for what they wrote. right after world war ii, homosexuality was illegal in all 48 states. you couldn't talk openly as a gay person. but you could write fiction about it and say i'm not writing about myself, i'm writing about these other people who are fictional. everybody saw through this white lie and understood what was going on. but they caught a little use from critics about it. the critics couldn't say, oh, you're clearly a homosexual, that would've been liable at this time. they found other ways to kind of complaint and attack and criticize. this first-generation caught a lot of great rema so how explicit are open could a james baldwin be or a christian be? >> they were initially very open. the second novel, giovanni's room, is about -- it's about two white men in paris, one of the great black american writers. before his second novel
, roof dedekind's bird. -- ruth bather ginsberg. my biggest supporter on the senate judiciary committee was senator orrin hatch. and he confirmed that. the hearings when over three days, but there were no hardball questions. so the senators were mostly using me to speak to me to their constituents to show how caring there were, how well- informed they were. [laughter] they spent a lot more time talking benighted. [laughter] -- they spend a lot more time talking than i did. [laughter] i helped to launch the women's rights project. i had been on the council for seven years. there was not a single question, not a single question about my aclu affiliation. i think what it will take is great stakes on both sides of the aisle and this is not the fault of one party rather than the other. the over 30-votes for someone qualified in any case, it will take both sides of the aisle to come together and say it enough, this is not the way it should be. we should be approving judges. a person who is devoted to the law, to do the hard work that is involved. that is what should count. there was a great m
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